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When electrons transition from one energy level to another, energy is released as photons of light. But the type of light is dependent on which energy level the electrons drops to. For example, when electrons drop to the first energy level, it releases UV light.
Electron transitions basically means that an electron goes from one energy level to another, in the process giving off energy as a photon of light. In high school I learned that as the n levels approahces infinity, the electron is infinitely far away from the nucleus, therefore experiencing weak forces of electrostatic attraction, and hence, the electron is able to be removed from the atom. This is called the ionization energy. Actually, I am very curious to find out how this "affects" the atom as well!
Last edited by Samantha Chung 4I on Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The orbital angular momentum quantum number (l) corresponds to the orbitals of a shell and the subshells, or group of orbital that have the sam value of l. For example, when n = 3, l can have any of the 3 values 0, 1, or 2. When l = 0, there is an s type of orbital. When l = 1, there is a p type of orbital. And when l = 2, there is a d type of orbital. The value of l also is used to measure the rate at which the electron circulates around the nucleus.
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